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A new graduate receives her diploma and Summa cum laude honors from William C. Beck II, left, vice president and director of University of Maryland University College Asia; Susan C. Aldridge, second from left, president of University of Maryland University College; and William Wood, right, of the Board of Visitors, University of Maryland University College.

A new graduate receives her diploma and Summa cum laude honors from William C. Beck II, left, vice president and director of University of Maryland University College Asia; Susan C. Aldridge, second from left, president of University of Maryland University College; and William Wood, right, of the Board of Visitors, University of Maryland University College. (Keith Graff / Courtesy of UMUC)

A new graduate receives her diploma and Summa cum laude honors from William C. Beck II, left, vice president and director of University of Maryland University College Asia; Susan C. Aldridge, second from left, president of University of Maryland University College; and William Wood, right, of the Board of Visitors, University of Maryland University College.

A new graduate receives her diploma and Summa cum laude honors from William C. Beck II, left, vice president and director of University of Maryland University College Asia; Susan C. Aldridge, second from left, president of University of Maryland University College; and William Wood, right, of the Board of Visitors, University of Maryland University College. (Keith Graff / Courtesy of UMUC)

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rita A. Green, the superintendent at 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 18th Maintenance Group, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, addresses the University of Maryland University College Asia graduates Saturday during the commencement ceremony on Okinawa.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rita A. Green, the superintendent at 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 18th Maintenance Group, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, addresses the University of Maryland University College Asia graduates Saturday during the commencement ceremony on Okinawa. (Keith Graff / Courtesy of UMUC)

YOMITAN, Okinawa — More than 90 students graduated Saturday during the 53rd commencement ceremony for the University of Maryland University College Asia on Okinawa.

University president Susan Aldridge was the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony at the Yomitan Cultural Center.

The commencement was the second of three to be held this year. The first was April 18 in Tokyo, and the final ceremony will be May 2 in Seoul.

According to UMUC-Asia, about 800 degrees will be awarded this year.

Here’s a list of the 2009 graduates who earned degrees from the University of Maryland University College Asia in the Okinawa district:

Master of Arts Motoko AkutsuRomia M. FreemanDiane McGoughMaria G. RodriguezDonna SmartMaster of Education Nichole GeisenhofYolanda GreggsKathrine MalavendaMaster of Business AdministrationRobyn MooreMaster of ScienceErik D. OursAssociate of ArtsSavory H. AbednegoDaniel J. BarlowWesley L. BarnesChristy M.B. BongoDenetha S. CoeMichelle J. DeLeonVictor J. DepaulaAlistair S. GrantAkina A. HangenMitsuyo InoyaMonica LimBrendan D. Manley-BryantStacy L. MercadoLaura L. MullinsSharla PattersonWilliam B. RobertsonKaralyn J. SpringleNicole D. StephensPedro TamezWakako N. TavernarakisLucio VillegasBachelor of ArtsLauren E. ComptonKelly M. DixMarie EdgingtonNicol R. FeidenKenrick G. Fowler (cum laude)Keanu S. B. FrantzEulogio GarciafloresMiranda L. McAleerJulie A. SchwartzMadeline R. SettleCarolyn M. Tentis (cum laude)Bachelor of ScienceMelissa V. AbednegoRodrigo B. Arias-HernandezJeffrey S. AshVeronica U. AzoroSharon D. BarnesJoe D. BlockerChastity S. BosticRose BuenoLatraya C. ByerJulie CajalOctavia T. CarterLeonardo R. CedenoNorihiko ChinenBenjamin DavisAmanda G. De Los SantosChanda R. DresselCandice M. FordBrent E. FisherMichelle GeoffreyTara GouldAmy Elizabeth HartHolly M. Helm (summa cum laude)Natalie R. HolmesRicardo I. JonesLorenzae U. KingVeronica LawrenceLynn M. LayerTimothy W. Lepsch (cum laude)Nathanial F. LucasKelvin Z. MartinChristina S. MatternYoulanda McClainAmanda L. McGovernOnojakpor G. OgboruAki OmineCharlene J. PullumTammy QuinnAmy E. Rogers-MorrisMichelle RosarioAshley RushMarcelo H. ShinFred E. Sieber Jr.William C. Smith (magna cum laude)Nesly A. StahlDavid M. TammRichard D. TerrellLuther ThomasMarina A. Walker

Source: University of Maryland University College Asia, Okinawa district

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